Tuesdays With Dorie – Cornmeal & Fruit Loaf

by Jessica on August 30, 2011

Cornmeal & Fruit Loaf

There’s nothing better than a piece of cornbread… filling, sweet and a little crunchy, with succulent kernels of corn and a nice slab of butter.

The recipe title sounded odd when I read it aloud, but I’m really glad I didn’t skip this one. And I’m doubly glad that I subbed nectarines for the apples and added in sliced almonds instead of dried fruit. The cinnamon and nutmeg brought out the sweetness of the nectarines and the almonds gave off just enough crunch. It was perfect alongside a steaming cup of coffee this past Sunday morning… and I’m just sad that there’s not even a crumb left. 🙂

Cornmeal & Fruit Loaf 2

This week’s hostess is Caitlin, of Engineer Baker. Click over to her blog if you’re looking for the recipe and to see a list of this week’s bakers, check out the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post on Tuesdays With Dorie. Coming up next week?? My second pick for the group… Chocolate-Spice Quickies!

Cornmeal & Fruit Loaf (pg. 43)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eliana August 30, 2011 at 9:41 am

I have been baking with cornmeal a lot as of late and love the extra little crunch it gives baked goods. Along with the fruit, I imagine this loaf tasted absolutely divine.

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2 Nicole August 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

Yours looks so good with the nectarines. I bet almonds added a nice crunch. I made mine with apples and it was very good.

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3 Flourchild August 30, 2011 at 10:00 am

I love the golden brown color of this bread! Im sure it tasted yummy with nectarines! It looks great!

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4 Chaya August 30, 2011 at 10:52 am

The nectarine looks like jewels in the bread. That is a good choice to make. The beauty of this is that we can sub almost anything, any fruit, nut, dried fruit or coconut.

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5 Jules August 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

I love your substitutions! They sound fabulous. Thanks for the note about the plate. I have a very talented painter-friend who does that.

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6 tia August 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm

your photography is stunning. love the angles and your bread. mmm
I put strawberries in mine!

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7 Valerie August 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Gorgeous photos! This bread looks delicious…I may have to make it after all. 😀

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8 Judy August 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Nectarines sound like a most delicious choice. When I make this again, I will give them a try.

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9 Katrina August 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Well your bread certainly looks great! I should have just gone with the recipe and added nuts instead of the dried fruit. Maybe I’ll try it sometime as a loaf!

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10 jeannette August 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm

wow jessica, this loaf looks absolutely beautiful with the nectarines studded here and there! i’m glad you liked it, but now i’m sad that i don’t have any left to have along with a cup of tea on a lazy morning off 🙁 excuse to make more, i think so!!

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11 Tracey August 31, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Wow, you make me wish I hadn’t sat this one out Jessica 🙂 I’ll have to add it to my to-do list and get on it soon. Looking forward to your pick!

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12 steph (whisk/spoon) August 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm

what a tasty sounding loaf! love that you made use of the summer fruit while it’s still around.

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13 Becky O. September 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

my goodness! I love your photos. I am dying to try the pear version this winter.

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14 sanya September 5, 2011 at 6:49 am

The photos of this loaf caught my eye!
Looks absolutely delicious and your substitutions sound right up my alley!

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